Ontario (electoral district)

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Ontario
Ontario electoral district
Defunct federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
District created1924
District abolished1996
First contested1925
Last contested1993

Ontario was a federal electoral district represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1925 to 1997. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was created in 1924 from Ontario South riding.

It initially consisted of the townships of Pickering, Whitby (East and West), Reach, and Scugog, and the city of Oshawa in the county of Ontario. In 1947, the townships Scott and Uxbridge were added to the riding.

In 1966, it was redefined to consist of, in the County of Ontario, the Townships of Pickering, Reach, Scott, Scugog, Uxbridge, East Whitby and Whitby (excluding the area between the west limit of the City of Oshawa and the east limit of the Town of Whitby lying south of the road allowance between Concessions 2 and 3), and, in the County of York, the Townships of Georgina and North Gwillimbury, and all the islands of Georgina Island Indian Reserve No. 33.

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the Township of Uxbridge, and the Towns of Ajax, Pickering and Whitby. In 1987, the Township of Uxbridge was excluded from the riding, along with the part of the Town of Whitby north of Taunton Road East and Taunton Road West (Durham Regional Road No. 4).

The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge and Whitby—Ajax ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Ontario South
15th  1925–1926     Thomas Erlin Kaiser Conservative
16th  1926–1930
17th  1930–1935     William Henry Moore Liberal
18th  1935–1940
19th  1940–1945
20th  1945–1948† W. E. N. Sinclair
 1948–1949     Arthur Henry Williams Co-operative Commonwealth
21st  1949–1952     Walter Thomson Liberal
 1952–1953     Michael Starr Progressive Conservative
22nd  1953–1957
23rd  1957–1958
24th  1958–1962
25th  1962–1963
26th  1963–1965
27th  1965–1968
28th  1968–1972     Norman Cafik Liberal
29th  1972–1974
30th  1974–1979
31st  1979–1980     Thomas Fennell Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993 René Soetens
35th  1993–1997     Dan McTeague Liberal
Riding dissolved into Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge and Whitby—Ajax

Election results[edit]

1925 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Thomas Erlin Kaiser 7,835
  Unknown Lawson Omar Clifford 6,595


1926 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative Thomas Erlin Kaiser 8,567
  Liberal William Henry Moore 7,689


1930 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William Henry Moore 10,116
  Conservative Thomas Erlin Kaiser 9,646


1935 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William Henry Moore 10,228
  Conservative Alex C. Hall 7,300
  Co-operative Commonwealth William Edmund Noble 1,847
  Reconstruction Robert Myers Holtby 1,412


1940 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal William Henry Moore 12,176
  National Government Harry Allen Newman 7,914


1945 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal W. E. N. Sinclair 12,079
  Progressive Conservative James Ross MacBrien 8,996
  Co-operative Commonwealth Robert Lorne McTavish 4,389
  Labor–Progressive Alexander James Turner 671


By-election: Due to Mr. Sinclair's death, 6 June 1948:
Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur Henry Williams 10,187
  Liberal Lyman Alfred Gifford 8,311
  Progressive Conservative Frank McCallum 7,541


1949 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Walter Thomson 13,412
  Progressive Conservative Frank McCallum 9,803
  Co-operative Commonwealth Arthur Henry Williams 9,344


By-election: On Mr. Thomson's resignation,
26 May 1952: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 12,275
  Liberal John Legge Lay 9,091
  Co-operative Commonwealth Herbert Roy Scott 8,464


1953 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 12,482
  Liberal John Lay 11,285
  Co-operative Commonwealth J. Wesley Powers 5,524
  Labor–Progressive Thomas Lloyd Peel 393


1957 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 18,468
  Co-operative Commonwealth W. John Naylor 13,806
  Liberal Claude H. Vipond 10,896


1958 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 26,887
  Liberal Claude H. Vipond 10,848
  Co-operative Commonwealth John Brady 8,023
  Independent Helge Neilson 248


1962 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 23,158
  Liberal Norman Cafik 16,051
  New Democratic Aileen Hall 14,461
  Social Credit Allan A. Alton 488


1963 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 22,902
  Liberal Norman Cafik 20,174
  New Democratic Aileen Hall 15,020


1965 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Michael Starr 22,752
  Liberal Claude Vipond 20,515
  New Democratic Oliver Hodges 16,207
  Independent James Edward Rundle 1,026


1968 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Norman Cafik 13,483
  Progressive Conservative Clark T. Muirhead 10,579
  New Democratic Robert L. Wing 7,607


1972 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Norman Cafik 16,328
  Progressive Conservative Frank McGee 16,324
  New Democratic Alban C. Ward 9,498


1974 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Liberal Norman Cafik 20,096
  Progressive Conservative Joyce Bowerman 15,590
  New Democratic Bill Lishman 6,649


1979 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Thomas Fennell 22,583
  Liberal Norman Cafik 15,730
  New Democratic Geoff Rison 11,510
  Libertarian Rolf H. Posma 160
  Marxist–Leninist Dawn Carrell 72


1980 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Thomas Fennell 19,963
  Liberal Doug Dickerson 15,494
  New Democratic Geoff Rison 12,812
Rhinoceros J.C. Stranart 313
  Libertarian Rolf H. Posma 211
  Marxist–Leninist Dawn Carrell 42


1984 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative Thomas Fennell 35,163
  Liberal Gary Herrema 14,519
  New Democratic Geoff Rison 12,995


1988 Canadian federal election: Ontario
Party Candidate Votes
  Progressive Conservative René Soetens 34,969
  Liberal John Roberts 23,091
  New Democratic Jim Wiseman 12,751
  Libertarian D'Arcy Cain 485
  Commonwealth of Canada Val Haché 147
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes %
  Liberal Dan McTeague 38,680 43.35
  Reform Don Sullivan 28,097 31.49
  Progressive Conservative René Soetens 16,872 18.91
  New Democratic Lynn Jacklin 2,746 3.08
  National Rob McMenemy 869 0.97
  Independent Doug Anderson 692 0.78
  Libertarian George S. Kozaroff 424 0.48
Green Scott Laycox 402 0.45
  Natural Law Gerard Morris 352 0.39
  Commonwealth of Canada Val Haché 55 0.06
  Abolitionist Peter Woods 42 0.05

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